Your Chapters

The Next Chapter is a new project targeting women to develop their ideas, build communities and support the transition out of conflict.


This exciting new Peace IV funded project invites women from all over Northern Ireland and the border counties in the Republic of Ireland to take part in a programme which will establish new cross-community and cross-border networks of women’s groups working to progress better understandings and representation for gender equality in areas such as peace and reconciliation, politics and public life.

To get involved come along to an Information Session in May to find out more about joining a ‘Chapter’ in your local area. Sign up to our Facebook page - @thenextchaptereu - for more information on dates and venues in your area.  

So what will I do if I join my local ‘Chapter’?
Here you will meet a diverse group of women, have the opportunity to share your ideas and make your mark on a group project that will contribute to peace and reconciliation locally. Through your participation in the project, you can also apply to a FREE and comprehensive capacity building training programme that will equip you with the knowledge, skills and confidence to be an active leader in your community or to start dipping your toes into political and public life.

Your local ‘Chapter’ group will:
  1. Be a thriving hub of women from all backgrounds fostering dialogues about their various roles in Northern Ireland from the past, to the present and through to the future;
  2. Be a place of learning for ‘Chapter’ participants to further consolidate their understanding of; (a) peace and reconciliation (b) gender equality (c) decision making, politics and public life, and (d) the role of the media today;
  3. Be a platform to take action and exercise decision making by collaboratively developing a joint project that will have a positive social change impact with relation to gender equality, peace and reconciliation, and women’s participation in politics and public life.


Chapter Coordinators

l-r: Alice Byrne, Alex De La Torre, Sarah Malone


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